Square Enix has a whole bunch of fun stuff lined up for this week's New York Comic-Con, set to go down at the Javits Center in Midtown Manhattan from Oct. 13-16. They're bringing lots of games, hosting fun events, and throwing a party with us!
At their booth you can expect to find Final Fantasy XIII-2, Heroes of Ruin, Dead Island, Deus Ex (upcoming "The Missing Link" DLC), and Wakfu.
As for events, I'm looking forward to the “East Meets West: Art Direction for a Worldwide Audience,” which will feature art from both Deus Ex and Final Fantasy XIII-2, and will include the art directors from both games. There's also a Tomb Raider art signing, a Heroes of Ruin poster giveaway and the last of the Word to your Moogle world tour events.
Finally, there's a cool party that I hope you'll come out to. Square Enix is teaming with Destructoid and our friends at Machinima to throw a party to celebrate the January 31 launch of Final Fantasy XIII-2. Attendees of the event at Tonic Bar (727 7th Ave., Times Square) will be treated to drinks and swag as well as the chance to win prizes at a Final Fantasy trivia contest. That goes down on Friday, October 14, from 8-10p.m. Come hang out with us!
New York Comic Con attendees are invited to join “East Meets West: Art Direction for a Worldwide Audience” on Friday, Oct. 14 from 10:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. for an exclusive panel presenting concept and finished art from FINAL FANTASY XIII-2 and DEUS EX: HUMAN REVOLUTION. Moderated by industry consultant and former Newsweek senior writer, N’Gai Croal, the panel will include an in-depth discussion between Isamu Kamikokuryo, art director of FINAL FANTASY XIII-2 and Jonathan Jacques-Belletête, art director of DEUS EX: HUMAN REVOLUTION.
Friday, Oct. 14, (2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.): Fans can participate in TOMB RAIDER’s 15th anniversary celebration by attending an exclusive signing session featuring urban contemporary artist Camilla d’Errico. Attendees can stop by the Square Enix booth to receive a free 5x7 art print and autograph featuring d’Errico’s unique interpretation of TOMB RAIDER, a franchise that has sold over 35 million copies worldwide as of Oct. 2011.
Thursday-Sunday, Oct. 13-16 (all day): The FINAL FANTASY XIII-2 “Word to Your Moogle” tour embarks on its third and last stop at New York Comic Con, where fans can enter to win event-exclusive prizes. The leaderboard and official contest rules can be found at www.wordtoyourmoogle.com. The contest will run every day during show hours at the Square Enix booth.
Saturday and Sunday Oct. 15-16 (11 a.m. and 2 p.m.): HEROES OF RUIN fans can receive a free poster signed by Adi Granov, the cover artist for HEROES OF RUIN, whose most notable works include the Iron Man: Extremis series and the Iron Man films. With the poster, you’ll also be entered into a raffle to win a free Nintendo 3DS™ at the end of the day, Friday through Sunday!